Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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      5 Best Tree Trimming Tools

      These five tree trimming tools help you prune just about any kind of tree in your yard, no matter how small, tall or overgrown.

      How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

      Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


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      9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

      Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the...


      How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

      Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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      Stuff We Love: Truck Accessories

      A well-organized truck is essential for productivity on the job site. Get these truck accessories and you'll waste less time...

      Toolipedia: Tile Nipper

      Everything you wanted to know about Tile Nippers


      Toolipedia: Non-Contact Voltage Detector

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about non-conductive voltage detectors

      Toolipedia: Paddle Mixer

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paddle/mud mixers


      Toolipedia: Gas Torch

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about gas torches


      Toolipedia: Brad Nailer

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about an 18-Gauge Brad Nailer.


      Toolipedia: Adjustable Basin Wrench

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about telescoping basin wrenches

      Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.


      Curved or Straight: Which Hammer Claw Is Better?

      When it comes to hammer claws there are basically two choices: straight, or curved. But which one should you choose?


      Toolipedia: Caulk Gun

      Everything you wanted to know about caulk guns.


      Toolipedia: Marking Chalk

      Toolipedia: Everything you ever wanted to know about marking chalk.


      Toolipedia: Coping Saw

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the coping saw

      Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


      Toolipedia: Tile Cutter

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about manual tile cutters


      Stuff We Love: Routers and Essential Router Accessories

      Learn why you need to know about these top-notch router products.


      Toolipedia: Wheeled Pipe Cutter

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about hacksaws


      From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

      Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...


      What is a Hacksaw?

      This is the place to come if you want to learn everything there is to know about hacksaws.


      13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

      These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.


      Toolipedia: Lineman’s Pliers

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about lineman’s pliers

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      Essential Tools and Gear for Pros Across the Trades

      Fill up your tool belts and boxes with these game-changing tools for pros across all industries.


      Toolipedia: Nail Set

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about a nail set


      Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

      Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


      15 High-Tech Tools You’ll Wish You Had a Long Time Ago

      One of the best ways to make your projects run smoother is to select and use the best possible tool...


      Toolipedia: Grout Float

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about grout floats


      Essential Construction Clothing and Gear

      It's not about fashion. Check out our favorite hard-working, practical, functional work clothes and accessories.